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Ultimate Guide to Adventure Sport Events in Australia 2015

If your calendar isn’t full, it soon will be. From cutting up the snow with boards and skis, to rough and dirty MTB, smooth cycling and airborne BMX riders – you’ll enjoy an action-packed year with our Ultimate Guide. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of adventure sporting events in Australia, as well as a couple international gems, and we also had a chance to chat to some of our favourite athletes about what they are pumped for this year.

What are the athletes looking forward to?

“I am most looking forward to Crankworx  New Zealand MTB festival here in Rotorua NZ. It’s the first time Crankworx has come to New Zealand and I’m stoked that friends I have met traveling and riding bikes around the world can come to my home country and see how we roll down here in the Southern Hem! Also I am building the slope style course for the festival – I can't wait to see the best riders in the world tear up the course we have created for them!”

-Kelly McGarry

“I have the Queensland Surf Life Saving Championships at Maroochydore on the 28th and 29th March and the Australian Championships at North Kirra from the 15th to 19th April. Winning the Ironwoman title is the goal for all the elite female surf athletes and it is the title I cherish most. I am fit and raring to go this year and I will be doing my very best to win my third title. Later in the year there's the Coolangatta Gold in October and the KNG Professional Series. I'm super keen to maintain my ranking in the sport despite the emergence of some younger and hugely talented athletes."

-Courtney Hancock

“I'm definitely looking forward to the National Downhill Championships in Bright, Victoria. As well as being the biggest race in Australia it's also the best track that I love to go ride and race. I got 2nd place last year so will try my best to improve on that!”

-Connor Fearon

“I can’t wait for EWS Rotorua and Crankworx –  it’s going to be awesome having all the World’s best Enduro racers shredding around the forests of Rotorua!”

-Michael Ronning

“This year I am looking forward to going to any of the FISE World series stops and catching up and riding with my friends from all different countries! Always a good time and a good event!”

-Dale O’Brien

“Most of the Aussie events I was involved with are done for the year, but I’m really keen for The Tour of California – it’s a really cool race with big crowds and I’ve never done it before.

The Japan Cup will also be a good one… It’s set to be a great time and I love the food over there.”

-Lach Norris

“My last Australian event finished over the weekend with the National Championships – my next big event is going Europe for the World Cup Series. The biggest thing I am looking forward to is the challenges that lie ahead at each and every race, from physical and mental preparation to racing, recovering, assessing your performance and improving upon that each time.

Mountain bike is such a challenging sport as you move up the world rankings and I am really excited for what the year can bring.”

-Rebecca Henderson

Events

 

What

When

Where

Sport

Emu Creek MTB Marathon

01/08/15

NSW (Tabulam)

MTB - Marathon

Moreton Bay Triathlon

11/10/15 QLD (Moreton Bay) Cross - Triathlon

Townsville Triathlon Festival

27/06/15 QLD (Townsville) Cross - Triathlon

Contact Huka MTB Challenge

28/11/15 NZ (Lake Taupo) MTB - XC

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

28/11/15 NZ (Lake Taupo) Cycling - Road Racing

Noosa Ultimate Sports Festival

23/05/15 QLD (Noosa) Cycling, Running, Swimming

Emu Creek Trail Run

02/08/15

NSW (Tabulam)

MTB - Marathon

Misty Mountain Trail Run

30/08/15

 NSW (Uki)

MTB - Marathon

Rainbow Ride Cycle Challenge

20/09/15

NSW (Byron Bay)

MTB - Marathon

Freedom MTB Marathon

10/10/15 NSW (Byron Bay) MTB - Marathon

Freedom Trail Run

11/10/15 NSW (Byron Bay Hinterland) MTB - Marathon

Jayco Adelaide Tour

09/04/15 SA (Adelaide) Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Tour de Perth

26/03/15

WA (Perth)

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Jayco Adelaide Tour

09/04/15

SA (Adelaide)

Cycling - Road Racing

Adelaide Para-Cycling Event (UCI C1 Category)

11/04/15

SA (Adelaide)

Para-cycling - Road Racing

2015 National Para-cycling Series - Round 2

11/04/15

SA (Adelaide)

Para-cycling - Road Racing

2015 National Para-cycling Series - Round 3

18/04/15

SA (Adelaide)

Para-cycling - Road Racing

2015 Cycling Australia Para-Cycling Road National Championships

18/04/15

SA (Adelaide)

Para-cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Mersey Valley Tour

01/05/15

NSW (Mersey Valley) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - FKG Tour of Toowoomba

21/05/15

QLD (Toowoomba) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Battle on the Border

28/05/15

QLD (Gold Coast) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Cycling Australia U19 Road National Championships

10/07/15

QLD (Gympie) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Tour of the Murray

28/07/15

VIC (Murray River)

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Tour of the Great South Coast

12/08/15

VIC

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - Tour of Gippsland

02/09/15

VIC (Gippsland) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Cycling Australia Junior Road National Championships

11/09/15

VIC (Shepparton) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Subaru NRS - National Capital Tour

18/09/15

ACT

Cycling - Road Racing

Cycling Australia Masters Road National Championships

24/09/15

NSW (Tweed) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Peaks Challenge Gold Coast

08/08/15

QLD (Gold Coast) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Peaks Challenge Cradle Mountain

01/11/15

TAS (Cradle Mountain) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Crankworx Rotorua

25/03/15

NZ (Rotorua) 

MTB - Downhill, Slopestyle, Enduro

The Mont 24 Hour

28/03/15

ACT (Canberra)

MTB - XC

MTN Trails Hillbilly 6/12/24hour

28/03/15

TAS (Kellevie)

MTB - XC

Wild West Series #6

29/03/15

QLD (Walloon) 

MTB - XC

Sundown Series #4

29/03/15

WA (Greenmount) 

MTB - XC

Rotary Ride the Range MTB

29/03/15

QLD (Toowoomba) 

Cycling - Road Racing

Monaro Cloudride 1000

04/04/15

ACT (Canberra) 

MTB - Enduro

KONA Hidden Vale 24HR

04/04/15

QLD (Grandchester) 

MTB - XC

Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro NSW/ACT State Series Round 3

11/04/15

NSW (Thredbo) 

MTB - Enduro

RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Round 1

11/04/15

NSW (Thredbo) 

MTB - Downhill

2015 Evocities MTB Series - Wylde 4 / 7 hr

12/04/15

NSW (Western Sydney Parklands) 

MTB - Marathon

Singletrack Mind Series #1

12/04/15

NSW (Wylde MTB Trail) 

MTB - Enduro

King and Queen of the Mountain

12/04/15

TAS (Upper Blessington) 

MTB - XC

Wombat 100

12/04/15

VIC (Woodend) 

MTB - XC

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Series - Round 2, Awaba

18/04/15

NSW (Cooranbong) 

MTB - XC

Elevation Gravity Enduro Mountain Bike Series

25/04/15

VIC (Mt Buller) 

MTB - Enduro

Elevation Gravity Series #7

25/04/15

VIC (Mt Buller) 

MTB - Enduro

Baw Baw Super D

26/04/15

VIC (Mt Baw Baw) 

MTB - Downhill

Golden Triangle Epic

26/04/15

VIC (Bendigo) 

MTB - Enduro

Bike SA Dirty Weekend

02/05/15

SA (Adelaide) 

MTB - XC

Convict 100

02/05/15

NSW (St Albans) 

MTB - XC

2 Oceans Mountain Bike Race

08/05/15

WA (South West) 

MTB - XC

Trex QLD State Championships

02/05/15

QLD (Sunshine Coast) 

Cross - Triathlon

Dirt de Femme

03/05/15

ACT (Stromlo Forest Park) 

MTB - XC

Maxxis 4 HR MTB Enduro #1

03/05/15

QLD (Petrie) 

MTB - Enduro

Outback Odyssey

09/05/15

SA (Adelaide) 

MTB - XC

WA Gravity Enduro Series #3

10/05/15

WA (Kalamunda) 

MTB - Enduro

TMBC Gravity Enduro

16/05/15

QLD (Toowoomba) 

MTB - Enduro

D50 Duo

17/05/15

WA (Dwellingup) 

MTB - XC

The Gibb Challenge

17/05/15

WA (Derby) 

MTB - XC

Dirty Gran Fondo

17/05/15

VIC (Wandong) 

MTB - XC

Albany Urban Downhill

23/05/15

WA (Albany) 

MTB - Downhill

Port 2 Port MTB

28/05/15

NSW (Nelson Bay) 

MTB - XC

2015 Evocities MTB Series - Bathurst 4 / 6 hr

31/05/15

NSW (Bathurst) 

MTB - XC

Melrose Fat Tyre Festival

05/06/15

SA (Melrose) 

MTB - XC (Fat-Bikes)

Tathra MTB Enduro

06/06/15

NSW (Tathra) 

MTB - Enduro

Maxxis 4 HR MTB Enduro #2

07/06/15

QLD (Petrie) 

MTB - Enduro

Australian Gravity Enduro Series #3

14/06/15

WA (Greenmount) 

MTB - Enduro

Jacks Ridge XXX 100km

14/06/15

NSW (Nambucca Heads) 

MTB - XC

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Series - Round 3, Ourimbah

20/06/15

NSW (Wyong) 

MTB - XC

Katherine Cycling Festival 4hr

20/06/15

NT (Katherine) 

MTB - XC

Singletrack Mind Series #2

28/06/15

NSW (Wingello) 

MTB - XC

Maxxis 4 HR MTB Enduro #3

05/07/15

QLD (Petrie) 

MTB - Enduro

Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro NSW/ACT State Series Round 4

05/07/15

NSW (Kempsey) 

MTB - Enduro

2015 Evocities MTB Series - Dubbo 6 hour

12/07/15

NSW (Dubbo)

MTB - XC

CORC Gravity Enduro

25/07/15

ACT (Stromlo Forest Park) 

MTB - Enduro

Fox Rollercoaster #Enduro NSW/ACT State Series Round 5

02/08/15

ACT (Stromlo)

MTB - Enduro

2015 Evocities MTB Series - Tamworth 5 hr

08/08/15

NSW (Tamworth Bike Park) 

MTB - XC

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Series - Round 4, Stromlo

08/08/15

ACT (Stromlo) 

MTB - XC

The Redback MTB Enduro

20/08/15

NT (Alice Springs) 

MTB - Enduro

Wembley Cycles 6 Hour

23/08/15

WA (Jarrahdale) 

MTB - XC

Misty Mountain Enduro

29/08/15

NSW (Uki) 

MTB - Enduro

RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Round 2

29/08/15

NSW (Lithgow) 

MTB - Downhill

Singletrack Mind Series #3

30/08/15

NSW (Nowra) 

MTB - XC

6/18 Hours of Melrose

04/09/15

SA (Melrose) 

MTB - XC

2015 Evocities MTB Series - Wagga 5 hour

06/09/15

NSW (Wagga Wagga) 

MTB - XC

Australian Gravity Enduro Series #7

12/09/15

TAS (Hobart) 

MTB - Enduro

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Series - Round 5, Mt Annan

12/09/15

NSW (Mount Annan Botanic Garden) 

MTB - XC

Flight Centre Cycle Epic Festival

12/09/15

QLD (Grandchester) 

MTB - XC, Running

WA Gravity Enduro Series #5

20/09/15

WA (Margaret River) 

MTB - Enduro

RedAss NSW/ACT Downhill State Round 3

26/09/15

NSW (Tongarra) 

MTB - Downhill

Vertical Horizon Gravity Enduro

26/09/15

NSW (Mt Borah) 

MTB - Enduro

Pipeline Challenge

27/09/15

WA (Kalgoorlie) 

MTB - XC

Shimano MTB Grand Prix Series - Round 6, Wylde Mountain

03/10/15

NSW (Cecil Park) 

MTB - XC

Good Times MTB Enduro Series #2

04/10/15

NSW (Kiwarrak State Forest) 

MTB - Enduro

WA Gravity Enduro Series #6

04/10/15

WA (Balingup) 

MTB - Enduro

2015 Australian Gravity Enduro Champs

17/10/15

QLD (Location TBC) 

MTB - Enduro

Crocodile Trophy 2015

17/10/15

QLD (Cairns) 

MTB - XC

Cape to Cape MTB

22/10/15

WA (Margaret River) 

MTB - XC

Dingo Howl MTB

24/10/15

QLD (Hidden Vale Adventure Park) 

MTB - XC

CamelBak Highland Fling

07/11/15

NSW (Bundanoon) 

MTB - XC

Good Times MTB Enduro Series #3

15/11/15

NSW (Orange) 

MTB - Enduro

Hellfire Cup

19/11/15

TAS (Hobart) 

MTB - XC

Alcoa Dusk till Dawn 12hour MTB Challenge

28/11/15

WA (Marrinup) 

MTB - XC

Keepit Real 100

05/12/15

NSW (Lake Keepit) 

MTB - XC

Thredbo Masters Race

25/07/15

NSW (Thredbo Resort, 

Snow - Ski

Top 2 B ottom

08/08/15

NSW (Thredbo Resort) 

Snow - Ski, Snowboard

Australian Rookie Fest

22/08/15

NSW (Thredbo) 

Snow - Snowboard

Audi quattro Wintergames

21/08/15

NZ (Wanaka) 

Snow - Ski, Snowboard

Sandridge Bay Series #5

26/03/15

VIC (Melbourne) 

Paddling - Kayak, Surf Ski, SUP, Outrigger, Paddleboard

Eildon2Alex Classic River Race

28/03/15

VIC (Eildon) 

Paddling - Kayak, Canoe, Surf Ski

Lifestart Kayak for Kids

29/03/15

NSW (Sydney Harbour) 

Paddling - Kayak

IOP Summer Series #7

18/04/15

WA (Port Beach) 

Paddling - Kayak

Gippsland Lakes Paddle Challenge

02/05/15

VIC (Lakes Entrance) 

Paddling - Kayak, Surf Ski, Canoe, SUP

Paddle to Remember

20/12/15

QLD (Currumbin Creek) 

Paddling - Canoe, SUP

Varsity Lakes Series Race 3

01/11/15

QLD (Varsity Lakes)

Paddling - Canoe

Currumbin Capers

19/09/15

QLD (Currumbin Waters) 

Paddling - Canoe

Wetland Wander

17/05/15

QLD (Shorncliffe) 

Paddling - Canoe, SUP

Hekili Great Barrier Reef Ocean Challenge

07/06/15

QLD (Palm Cove) 

Paddling -Kayak

Gatorade Clash of the Paddles

11/06/15

QLD (Hamilton Island) 

Paddling - Kayak

Avon Descent

01/08/15

WA (Avon River) 

Paddling - Kayak

King of the Harbour

25/10/15

NSW (Manly) 

Paddling - Kayak, Surf Ski, SUP, Canoe

Australian Surf Festival

01/08/15

NSW (Coffs Harbour)

Surfing

Rip Curl Pro Launch Party - Public

27/03/15

VIC (Torquay) 

Surfing

2015 Alley Classic

28/03/15

QLD (Currumbin Alley) 

Surfing

Rip Curl Pro Pioneers Day

29/03/15

VIC (Bells Beach) 

Surfing